Playtech is well known for its high spec, feature-filled video slots but offers something a little more old school in Jackpot Bells. It’s a stripped back 5 reel, 5 row fruit machine that offers players a chance to win a progressive jackpot. Playable across all devices, stakes start at 5p per spin.

Jackpot Bells has the look of a classic fruity. The plain white reels include many of the symbols you’d see on any fruit machine released anytime during the past 50 years. At the bottom of the food chain are cherries which pay up to 30 coins per payline. They’re followed by lemons which award up to 40x, oranges which pay up to 50x and plums which offer up to 60x.

The payouts get a little tastier with the grapes which will get you 20, 45 or 100 coins for a 3, 4 or 5 symbol combination. The melons follow, offering awards of 25, 100 or 250 coins. By far the best of the standard symbols is the lucky 7. Find 3, 4 or 5 of these in a line and you can look forward to an award of 50, 200 or 1,500 coins.

Helping you to create those winning combinations is the bell which is the game’s wild – it doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right but it does replace all other symbols. Whenever a wild bell does hit, it will expand and turn the whole of that reel wild.

The wild bells are also the key to unlocking the game’s only extra. It’s a progressive jackpot that is triggered by landing a fully stacked wild on al 5 reels on the same spin. That’s pretty much it as far as features go. This really is a stripped back game – you won’t find any extra likes free spins or cash trails. All of the action centres on the base game.

Jackpot Bells offers a real change of pace if you’re used to playing video slots brimming with bonus features. This really is a super simple game. Basic it may be but it can pack a decent payout punch. If you fancy a slice of retro games action, then Jackpot Bells is a solid enough place to start. If you like would like bells and whistles, Jackpot Giant by Playtech is a good place to start.